Teacher

  • Meeting Street Schools
  • Charleston, SC, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description

Meeting Street Schools’ Mission: 

Meeting Street Schools (MSS), a network of four South Carolina schools, was founded on the belief that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to receive high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background. The majority of the students we serve are zoned to attend traditionally failing Title I schools. It is our belief that a student’s zip code should not determine a student’s access to education. At MSS, we believe in a holistic approach to education and work to provide any and all resources that facilitate student success in the classroom and beyond. MSS seeks high-performing educators who desire to join us in our mission to change the status quo of education in South Carolina and prove that higher learning is not only possible but expected for ALL students.  

 

Summary:

MSS team members combine the ability to motivate and educate, to develop academic as well as character skills, and to make a college preparatory education relevant both now and for the future. MSS teachers have a growth mindset and participate in rigorous professional development throughout the year, including: Responsive Classroom training, Eureka MathWit and Wisdom ELA, collaborative planning sessions, whole and small group school-wide focus professional development, team analysis of performance data and other personalized opportunities for teachers to grow. MSS teachers also have the opportunity to visit other high-performing elementary schools and universities to strengthen their practice as educators. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes a positive, supportive, and engaging learning environment
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Creates innovative and common core aligned lesson plans
  • Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and communicates those objectives to students
  • Adapts teaching for the benefit of each student and collaborates with other educators for support and ideas
  • Assesses community partnerships on a regular basis by maintaining records of alumni educational outcomes and fostering family relationships
  • Works collaboratively with the families and significant adults in the lives of each student through positive communication and collaboration
  • Plans and supervises purposeful support and development for community partner schools for our upper grades students
  • Commits to constant professional and personal growth through reflection, feedback, and collaboration
  • Models a “whatever it takes” spirit to ensure that all students are successful
  • Models MSS’ Path to Success skills and supports the development of those skills in students and peers
  • Shares a commitment to the mission, goals, culture, and objectives of MSS
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years of successful experience teaching under-resourced students
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills required
  • Team player, ability to work in a collaborative, responsible and professional manner
  • A deep belief of MSS’ vision, to make a difference for under-resourced students
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and engage children
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Goal-oriented, seek to improve skills through constructive feedback
  • Compassionate, enthusiastic, empathetic and displays a strong work ethic
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to kneel, sit, stand for long periods of time

 

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Current teaching certification required